Lies Jane Austen Told Me
– Julie Wright
Genre : Contemporary romance
Lies Jane Austen Told Me is the first book I read by author Julie Wright. I didn’t know what to expect when I started it but wasn’t disappointed. This was a great, entertaining contemporary romance and I enjoyed reading it. Also, I absolutely love the cover of this one!
♥ The story ♥
♥ My review ♥
First of all, you must know one thing about me. It’s that I absolutely ADORE Jane Austen. I know it sounds cliché but she really is one of my favorite author. So obviously, the blurb of this book appealed to me. But I won’t lie and admit that I’m not fond of love triangles and when I read about Emma‘s love interest being the brother of her actual boyfriend, I was a bit skeptical. Turns out, it worked! And I wasn’t put off by it at all.
At the start I was a little confused about Emma talking about her break-up with Jane Austen but what is certain is that I was hooked anyways and I wanted to know more about her story. Emma is an endearing character. She has a painful memory about her mother which you could feel so strongly it hurts. She’s compassionate, hard-working, loyal and just so though, it’s admirable.
I love the bond she instantly forms with Lucas. You can feel their connection immediately. But most of all, I absolutely love her relationship with Blake, which is really surprising. At the start you won’t get why I just said that but as you keep reading, you’ll understand and please when you do, let’s just talk about it because I thought it was wonderful and I admired both even more for this. All the secondary characters were great, I loved the Hamptons, April, Silvia and Jeremy.
About the story, it was the sweetest contemporary romance. There’s no explicit intimate scenes and I normally don’t mind them but it’s been so long since I’ve read something just sweet and romantic like this story. You can just feel the love.
Also, special mention to Caroline Hampton and her speech about Jane Austen. I totally agree with her and if you’re a fan of this wonderful woman and author, you’ll love this book. All the references are a really nice touch.
My only tiny disappointment is that I felt the end was a bit rushed. I’d have loved it for it to be dragged some more. But, oh well, all good things must come to an end.
Have you read it ? I’d love to discuss this book 🙂